The NC Japan Center is part of North Carolina State University in the Office of Global Engagement, Office of the Provost. Its mission of outreach is in keeping with NC State’s commitment as a land grant university to community service.

Teaching Staff

The teaching staff for the Center’s non-credit Japanese language courses includes Ms. Reiko Chosokabe, Ms. Mari Mantooth, Ms. Michiko Kasajima, Ms. Chie Hiyama, and Ms. Masako Regan, with NC State Professor Eika Tai as advisor. The program is coordinated by Ms. Reiko Chosokabe.

Academic Advisory Committee

The Academic Advisory Committee counsels the Center on its academic programs and is comprised of professors and senior administrators from NC State with broad representation across its colleges.

List of committee members

Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors includes prominent citizens of North Carolina who have a strong interest in Japan and US-Japan relations.

List of board members

Current and Past Directors

Jonathan Brewster, Director (2018 – present)

John Baugh, Director (2009 – 2017)

Betsy Brown, Director (2007 – 2008)

Francis “Tony” Moyer, Director (1996 – 2007)

David Spencer Robinson, Deputy Director (2000 – 2002)

John Sylvester, Jr., Director (1981 – 1996)

Program Coordinator

Reiko Chosokabe

Advisor of Language Programs

Eika Tai, Ph.D.

Art Curator

Junjiro Sumikawa